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Apple MacBook Pro ME293LL/A 15.4-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (OLD VERSION)

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  • 2.0GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz) with 6MB shared L3 cache
  • 256GB PCIe-based flash storage; 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L onboard memory
  • 15.4-inch (diagonal) Retina display, 2880x1800 pixel Resolution; LED-backlit with IPS technology
  • Intel Iris Pro Graphics ; 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking
  • Mac OS X Mavericks, Up to 8 hours of battery life
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Operating System Mac OS X Mavericks Mac OS X Mavericks Mac OS X Mavericks Mac OS X Mavericks
Memory 8 GB DDR3L 16 GB DDR3L 8 GB DDR3L 4 GB DDR3L
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Screen Size15.4 inches
Screen Resolution2880 x 1800
Max Screen Resolution2880x1800 pixels
Processor2 GHz Intel Core i7
RAM8 GB DDR3L
Memory Speed 1600 MHz
Hard Drive256 GB mechanical_hard_drive
Graphics CoprocessorIntel Iris Graphics
Wireless Type802.11 A/C
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Brand NameApple
Seriesme293ll/a
Item model numberME293LL/A
Hardware PlatformMac
Operating SystemMac OS X Mavericks
Item Weight4.5 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H14.30 x 0.71 x 9.73 inches
Color Silver
Processor BrandIntel Core I7
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeSDRAM
Flash Memory Size256
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Optical Drive TypeNo
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery TypeLithium Polymer (LiPo)
  
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Best Sellers Rank #1,851 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight8.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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Date First AvailableOctober 22, 2013
  
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Apple MacBook Pro (11,2) Core i7 2.00 GHz 15" Retina 256GB (Late 2013)

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With fourth-generation Intel Core processors, the latest graphics, and faster flash storage, the incredibly advanced 15.4-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display moves even further ahead in performance and battery life.

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The MacBook Pro with 15.4-inch Retina display
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Measuring a mere 0.71 inches and weighing only 4.46 pounds, the MacBook Pro sets a new standard in performance and portability for pro users. The world's highest resolution notebook display with over 5 million pixels — 3 million more than an HD television--the MacBook Pro with Retina display has such a high pixel density that the human eye cannot distinguish individual pixels from a normal viewing distance.

This version of the 15.4-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display (model ME293LL/A) features a 2.0 GHz Core i7 quad-core processor, 256 GB of flash storage, and 8 GB of onboard RAM.

It's powered by OS X Mavericks, the world's most advanced operating system and built to bring out the best in your Mac. And the MacBook Pro comes pre-loaded with the latest version of the iLife software suite (iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand) as well as the iWork productivity suite (Pages, Numbers, and Keynote).

The MacBook Pro also includes both a high-speed Thunderbolt port and two USB 3 ports, enabling you to easily connect to external displays and a wide variety of high performance peripherals. With up to 60 percent faster PCIe-based flash storage compared to the previous generation and new 802.11ac Wi-Fi for up to 3x faster wireless, the new MacBook Pro is quicker and more responsive than ever. You'll also get up to 8 hours of battery life while on the go.

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Packs over 5 million pixels into the stunning display
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Breakthrough Retina Display

At over 5 million pixels (220 pixels-per-inch), the Retina display's pixel density is so high the human eye cannot distinguish individual pixels from a normal viewing distance, so text and graphics look incredibly sharp. Images take on a new level of realism and text is pin sharp. And with a 2880-by-1800 resolution, you can see more of your high-resolution images onscreen with pixel-for-pixel accuracy. You'll see fine details and textures in photos like never before, and even tell which photos are in focus just by looking at the thumbnail. The Retina display uses IPS technology for a 178-degree wide viewing angle.

Fourth-Generation Intel Core Processor

Since OS X is designed to take advantage of each core, the fourth-generation Intel Core i5 dual-core processor (based on the latest Haswell architecture) captures every bit of performance from the processor. When you need more power for a processor-intensive application like Aperture or Final Cut Pro, Turbo Boost 2.0 automatically increases the speed of the active cores. And by shifting core frequency in small increments, Turbo Boost allows the processor to manage performance without sacrificing efficiency.

This model features a 2.0 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.2 GHz. It's complemented by Intel Iris Pro integrated graphics with 128 MB of embedded memory, which can accelerate processor- and graphics-intensive tasks by acting as an ultrafast cache.

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Just 0.71 inches thin (view larger).

Flash Storage Architecture

With its entirely flash-based architecture, the MacBook Pro with Retina display makes everything you do incredibly fast and responsive — starting up takes seconds, apps launch quickly, even navigating the desktop feels incredibly fluid. The key is the new PCle-based flash storage, which provides faster read and write performance — up to 60 percent faster than the previous-generation MacBook Pro. And flash storage is extremely energy efficient, which means your MacBook Pro also has the ability to stay in standby mode for up to a month, without plugging in.

802.11ac: The New Definition of Fast

The MacBook Pro now supports ultrafast 802.11ac Wi-Fi. When connected to an 802.11ac base station — including the AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule — wireless performance is up to three times faster than with the previous generation of MacBook Pro. And your Wi-Fi range improves as well.

Thunderbolt and USB 3

Delivering an amazing 10 gigabits per second of transfer speeds in both directions, the ultrafast and ultraflexible Thunderbolt port allows you to move data up to 20 times faster than with USB 2.0 and more than 12 times faster than with FireWire 800. You can also daisy-chain up to six Thunderbolt-compatible peripherals without using a hub. Thunderbolt also supports DisplayPort for high resolution displays and works with existing adapters for HDMI, DVI, and VGA displays.

The MacBook Pro also comes with two USB 3 ports, enabling you to connect your external hard drive and transfer large files in seconds instead of minutes with speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2. And you can connect all your USB-compatible devices, including your iPhone, iPad, iPod, or digital camera.

Specifications

Display 15.4-inch LED-backlit Retina display with IPS technology; 2880-by-1800 native resolution at 220 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors
Processor 2.0 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.2 GHz) with 6 MB shared L3 cache
Storage 256 GB flash storage
Memory 8 GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L onboard
Graphics Intel Iris Pro Graphics (integrated, with 128 MB of embedded memory)
Video
  • Thunderbolt digital video output (native Mini DisplayPort output); compatible with DVI, VGA, and dual-link DVI output using optional adapters
  • HDMI video output
Audio Stereo speakers; dual microphones; headphone port; support for Apple iPhone headset with microphone; support for audio line out (digital/analog)
Connections
  • Two Thunderbolt ports (up to 20 Gbps)
  • Two USB 3 ports (up to 5 Gbps)
  • SDXC card slot
  • HDMI port
  • MagSafe 2 power port
Communications 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking (802.11a/b/g/n compatible); Bluetooth 4.0
Camera HD 720p FaceTime camera
Size and Weight 14.13 x 9.73 x 0.71 inches; 4.46 pounds

Installed Software

OS X Mav

At the heart of every MacBook Pro — and every Mac — is OS X Mavericks, the world's most advanced desktop operating system. It features an amazing collection of apps you'll use every day, and it includes advanced technologies that boost performance and battery life. OS X Mavericks works with the MacBook Pro's super-responsive trackpad so Multi-Touch gestures feel natural to use, and technologies like Power Nap take advantage of the Mac hardware to keep the entire system up to date while it sleeps.

OS X Mavericks Mac App Store, Safari, Maps, iBooks, Mail, Messages, Calendar, Contacts, Reminders, Notes, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, Game Center, iTunes, Preview, and more
iLife


The iLife suite of creativity apps helps you do more with photos, movies, and music than you ever thought possible.

Apple iLife suite iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand
iWork


The iWork productivity apps make it easy for you to create, edit and share stunning documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.

Apple iWork suite Pages, Numbers, and Keynote

What's in the Box

15.4-inch MacBook Pro, MagSafe 2 power adapter, AC wall plug, power cord, printed and electronic documentation

Limited Warranty And Service

The MacBook Pro with Retina display comes with 90 days of free telephone support and a 1-year limited warranty, which can be extended to 3 years with the AppleCare Protection Plan.

AppleCare Protection Plan

AppleCare Protection Plan

Because Apple makes the hardware, the operating system, and many applications, the Mac is a truly integrated system. And only the AppleCare Protection Plan gives you one-stop service and support from Apple experts, so most issues can be resolved in a single call. Extend the complimentary service and support on your Mac to 3 years from the original Mac purchase date with the AppleCare Protection Plan. You get direct telephone access to Apple experts for technical questions, and you get global repair coverage--including both parts and labor--for your Mac and select Apple peripherals.

Optional Accessories and Related Products


85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter

60W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter
Need an extra adapter for home or work? The MagSafe 2 Power Adapter is held in place magnetically, so if someone trips over it, the cord disconnects harmlessly while your MacBook Pro stays put on your desk.


Thunderbolt Display

Apple Thunderbolt Display
The world's first Thunderbolt display doesn't just give you more pixels. It gives you more possibilities. Built-in Thunderbolt technology lets you connect as many as six devices through a single port and transfer data up to 20 times faster than with USB 2.0.


USB SuperDrive

Apple USB SuperDrive
Compact and convenient, the Apple USB SuperDrive connects to your MacBook Air with a single USB cable and fits easily into a travel bag. It lets you install software and play and burn both CDs and DVDs, including double-layer DVDs.


AirPort Extreme Base Station

AirPort Extreme Base Station
The easy-to-use AirPort Extreme Base Station with next-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi is the perfect wireless access point for home, school, or office.1 It offers simultaneous dual-band support and delivers high-performance Wi-Fi for Mac computers, PCs, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV.


Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
The Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter lets you easily connect to a high-performance Gigabit Ethernet network. Small and compact, it connects to the Thunderbolt port on your Mac computer and provides an RJ-45 port that supports 10/100/1000BASE-T networks.

 

Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter
Easily connect your Thunderbolt-equipped Mac to a FireWire device with the Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter. Small and compact, it connects to the Thunderbolt port on your Mac computer, giving you a FireWire 800 port that supplies up to 7W for bus-powered peripherals like hard drives and audio devices.

Customer Reviews

Computer is very fast.
Dave
I am very impressed and will probably buy nothing but apple products.
Scooby doo
This 15" Macbook Pro Retina fit the bill.
Macuser

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

147 of 158 people found the following review helpful By J. Pappan TOP 500 REVIEWER on November 11, 2013
I've been using macs for about ten years. I'm a bit on the technical side, but primarily I use my Macbook for e-mail, web browsing, word processing, photo editing, and some video editing. I also run Windows occasionally, as a virtual machine, using VMWare Fusion (like parallels). So far, this Macbook Pro (MBP) does everything I need it to do and I haven't met a limitation yet.

The good:
* Battery life is amazing at 8 hours.
* Display is incredible, pictures look like paintings on the screen. Using the Retina "more space" option, you get tons of real estate for running multiple apps. You can set up your display how you want, more space, larger text, or in between. Great options.
* i7 CPU and 8GB Memory gives you desktop power.
* Thin design, and very light considering the power inside.
* 802.11ac - the fastest wireless available if you have a router that supports it, like this: Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station (ME918LL/A)

Display concerns:
Some users have had bad experiences with the displays on this generation of macbook pro retinas - bad color representation or discoloration in small areas of the display. This should't be a problem anymore, it was only discovered among the newer units when this generation was introduced. Apple used both LG and Samsung to manufacture their Retina displays. It appears from research that the LG displays have had more problems. Again, probably not a concern any longer.

Some things you should definitely know:
* The memory and solid state drive are not intended to be upgraded. The memory is soldered to the main board and cannot be altered.
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236 of 266 people found the following review helpful By Jay on December 24, 2013
Let me preface my review by saying, I own this machine. I am not one to write a scathing review for an Apple product just because it's an Apple product. I have an iPhone 5, an iPad Mini with Retina Display and this laptop. You can check my other reviews and see that I say plenty of good things about Apple products and accessories.

That being said, this laptop is not worth the asking price. No doubt, it boasts highest specs in the consumer laptop market at the moment. However, there are some critical flaws:

1) Creaking noise: As mentioned by some of the other reviewers, this laptop is full of creaks. Whether because the chassis is so thin or because the bottom cover of the laptop is not screwed in tight enough, there is enough creaking to annoy even the least OCD person. The creaking is strictly a problem of aesthetics, but when you're plunking down an equivalent of a downpayment for a car, you should expect quality befitting the price.

2) Retina-ready apps: Despite being on the market for over a year, there's still abundance of non-retina ready apps and websites that make you just want to rip your hair out. I'm working for a company that uses a JAVA Applet, and the application just looks bad every time I use it. Even Microsoft Office 2011, which supposedly is retina ready, has some elements which haven't been completely redesigned for the MacBook Pro with Retina Display.

3) Performance: Even with the new Haswell processor and the IRIS integrated GPU, there are lags present in many website (Gmail scrolling...).

4) Screen Brightness: One of the first things i've noticed with this laptop is that the brightness is well below most high-end laptops in the market.
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70 of 83 people found the following review helpful By Jim on October 28, 2013
Purchased October 23, 2013 from apple.com. Delivered October 25.

Pros: Fast. Good battery life. Light. Thin.

Cons: Inconsistent display (probably doesn't matter to 90% of users). Non-upgradable hardware.

Cons (sort of): No Ethernet port, CD drive, DVI out. Wi-FI/USB DVD drive/HDMI are your only options there.

In some ways the satisfaction of any product is related to the expectations you go in with beforehand. With respect to anything in the bottom half of this computer, it satisfies or exceeds expectations.

Ergonomics
I'm not a chiclet keyboard guy myself, but that's the way all laptops basically are these days. This is as good of a chiclet keyboard as any and probably better than many.
The touchpad works great once you switch it back to normal scrolling instead of reverse scrolling. I also recommend enabling tap-to-click. The giant button that is the trackpad is a little stiff. No 10-key numpad. May be annoying for some. I personally prefer Windows keyboards, but I'm not sure how relevant that is, since I hope everyone is aware that Macs have different keyboard setups.

Speed
Fast. Everything I've done on the computer so far has been as good as instantaneous. Wi-Fi works great. I haven't felt in any situation where the higher-specced Macbook would have been noticeably better.

Battery life
As far as I can tell, lives up to everything promised. With light use (Internet, word processing, 70% brightness), you'll get a good 7-8 hours.

The problem comes with the screen. As far as I can tell, I do not have any of the ghosting problems of generations past. However, the screen is not color uniform!
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